A Running List of Resources For Students During Coronavirus Outbreak

Last updated July 25

The editors at The Envoy know that during these tough times, students are facing increased financial insecurity and food insecurity, as well as obstacles to distance learning. We hope this list of resources can be helpful to students.

Hunter College has an Emergency Fund that can mitigate financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus. Learn more and apply here. You can also submit a request through this CUNY Mutual Aid spreadsheet. You can file for unemployment insurance with the New York State Department of Labor.

Hunter College’s main campus food pantry continues to be open in Hunter’s West Building, Room B103 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The food pantry at Brookdale is closed. Hunter has a mobile food pantry that sometimes travels around New York City. For other food pantries and soup kitchens in all five boroughs, click here.

Through the New York City Department of Education, any New Yorker can access three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs throughout the city. Vegetarian and halal options are available at all sites. Find more information here.

The administration also recently announced a long-term laptop loan program. To request a laptop, fill out this form. Hunter is also offering to loan Hunter students mobile hotspot devices so that they can access the internet.

During this time, Hunter’s Rockowitz Writing Center will allow students to make virtual tutoring sessions. To do so, click here and if necessary, make a new account. For more information, visit the RWC website.

For information about the library’s remote resources, click here. To learn about the New York Public Library’s grab-and-go service, click here. For remote library services, click here. For more academic content that is accessible online, see here.

For general coronavirus updates from Hunter administration, click here. For health information from the Centers for Disease Control, click here. For information about antibody testing and testing for COVID-19, click here and here, respectively.

If you believe we missed anything, please email us at theenvoyhunter@gmail.com. We will update this page on an ongoing basis.

During this difficult time, the editors of The Envoy wish you all the best. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay home if you can. We look forward to continuing to cover the community throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond — because there will be a beyond.

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